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Thousands turned out on Tramore’s Strand Street last Sunday for the first ever Tramore Music Festival, which proved to be a great success.

The sun shone brightly and the victory of the Deise added to the celebratory mood of the festival, organised by Eoin and Geno Kavanagh, who said that between 5 and 8 pm there were thousands on Strand Street enjoying the music.

This was the prime time for the event added Geno, who was delighted with the turnout and how smoothly everything went.

There was music to cover all interests and age groups the atmosphere was happy and fun like, with the hurling fans coming back from Thurles joining in the celebrations towards the end of the evening as the Pale did a great set followed by Pugwash.

Earlier the rock a billy band went down a storm.

The Kavanagh family did all the running in the run up to the festival and helped by some friends who were stewards, plus Bernie Cahill and Joe Power on the sound system and Clem Jacobs.

All evening members of the Tramore public could be seen congratulating the organisers.

Visiting tourists from at home or abroad were joined with the locals in appreciating the music, that they came across, bringing along their children in what was truly a family day in Tramore.

Delighted with the event, Geno Kavanagh was happy to state there No incidents, around the area for the day long concert from 2-10pm.

He said that The Gardai were brilliant providing low key presence from time to time. Superintendent

Gerry Lynch was most co-operative with the organisers to ensure the public had a good day near the Lady ‘s Slip on Strand St.

The Hurling win added to the happy atmosphere and ensured there was a party feel to the day added Geno.

He wished to thank all the sponsors including the Munster Express for their assistance in the promotion of the event.

They hope to go again next year and may be make it a two day event, building on the success of this year.

More sponsors will be encouraged to get involved.

Geno says he would like to have a bigger committee for next year and would look for more support to make it a bigger event.

Well done Geno and Owen and all involved in making this event a success adding to the vibrancy of Tramore and making it a great place to live.